Getting Your Program Accredited

This is a step-by-step guide to getting your program accredited through the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

As an Accredited CPD Provider, designated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), COS develops, approves and delivers activities for CPD credits under Section 1 and Section 3 of the RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Working in collaboration with physician organizations, universities, industry partners, our members and other stakeholders, COS develops and accredits CPD activities based on the educational needs of ophthalmologists across the country. These activities will bring the latest developments on best practices in ophthalmology clinical practice and research.

Find out How to get Accredited

National Standard for Support of Commercial Support of Accredited CPD Activities

The intent of the National Standard for Support of Commercial Support of Accredited CPD Activities (the Standard) is to safeguard the integrity of accredited CPD activities from the influence of sponsoring organizations that could lead to bias. The Standard applies to all situations where financial and in-kind support is accepted to contribute to the development, delivery and/or evaluation of accredited CPD activities. Adherence to the Standard is required for the approval of all accredited CPD activities.

How to Get Your CPD Activity Accredited


Are you a Physician Organization?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I'm not sure

A physician organization is defined by the Royal College as a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physician members through continuing professional development, provision of health care and/or research.

Is your proposed activity RCPSC Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3?

  • Section 1
  • Section 2
  • Section 3
  • I'm not sure

Is your activity Self-Assessment or a Simulation Program?

  • Simulation
  • Self-Assessment
  • I'm not sure

Still have questions? Contact the COS at [email protected] or by phone: 1-800-267-5763

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